Review Online Paid Survey
You probably would have noticed that there are a lot of different survey review sites on the internet. These firms act like survey rating agencies where-by each survey company is reviewed against performance indicators like return-per-survey, average-survey-length and so on. Although at first it may seem that these survey rating agencies or companies don’t really add much value for the final buyer, I must tell you that what they do is absolutely necessary and invaluable.
A leading internet marketing magazine was once quoted as saying that 80% of all survey sites were actually scam or fraud based and aims to actually con the new survey participant into working for them then not paying them. The hard work is then resold up to big survey companies under different names thus giving the scammer his monetary incentive.
New players would then be well advised that the online paid survey industry is indeed filled with scams and fraudsters much like any other part of the internet at this moment. The problem is that the internet can’t be regulated. It is basically a free-for-all environment where the good guys get about as much exposure as the bad guys which basically mean the odds of signing up to a legitimate company is very poorly for the newbie.
It is this uncertainty and huge levels of fraud that has driven the establishment of survey review sites and survey rating agencies. These companies or agencies will take the trouble to go through all survey sites with a fine tooth-comb detailing all the basics of each company and reporting them to you. All the scam and fraud sites are removed and ultimately you are left with a qualified list of online paid survey sites which you can trust to give you a check at the end of the month.
There are two online survey ratings agencies that stand out particularly well amongst the rest. There are PaidSurveysOnline.com and SurveyScout.com, they provide very comprehensive lists of legitimate and good paying survey sites. These companies are particularly good because the lists are actually updates frequently so people buying the list will always get the best results.
Personally I would always recommend that people looking to make some money filling out surveys always buy these ratings lists as all the hard work of determining which companies are good is already done for you. Having said that, it isn’t impossible to do all the research yourself but unless you are really tight for cash or a bit anal when it comes to research, the time it takes to do the research simply isn’t justified.